Virtues: We love Pink Turtlehead for its bearded pink to deep rose flowers that bloom from late summer through mid-fall. Its glossy, saw-toothed edged leaves add character.
Common name: Pink Turtlehead
Botanical name: Chelone lyonii
Flowers: Pink, rosy pink
Habit: Erect; grows to 1 to 3 feet tall
Origin: Native U.S. wildflower
Cultivation: Partial to full shade. Moist, acidic soil. USDA Zones 3–8.
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